Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

He who loves transgression loves strife; He who raises his door seeks destruction.

King James Version

He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.

Holman Bible

One who loves to offend loves strife;
one who builds a high threshold invites injury.

International Standard Version

The person who loves transgression loves strife; the person who builds a high gate invites destruction.

A Conservative Version

He loves transgression who loves strife. He who raises high his gate seeks destruction.

American Standard Version

He loveth transgression that loveth strife: He that raiseth high his gate seeketh destruction.

Amplified

He who loves strife and is quarrelsome loves transgression and involves himself in guilt; he who raises high his gateway and is boastful and arrogant invites destruction.

Bible in Basic English

The lover of fighting is a lover of sin: he who makes high his doorway is looking for destruction.

Darby Translation

He loveth transgression that loveth a quarrel; he that maketh high his gate seeketh destruction.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Transgression loves him that loves strife, and he that exalts his gate seeks destruction.

Julia Smith Translation

He loving transgression loves contention: he lifting up his gate seeks breaking.

King James 2000

He who loves transgression loves strife: and he who exalts his gate seeks destruction.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He who loves transgression loves strife; he who builds his high thresholds seeks destruction.

Modern King James verseion

He who loves fighting loves transgression; he who makes his gate high seeks ruin.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He that loveth strife, delighteth in sin; and whoso setteth his door too high, seeketh after a fall.

NET Bible

The one who loves a quarrel loves transgression; whoever builds his gate high seeks destruction.

New Heart English Bible

He who loves disobedience loves strife. One who builds a high gate seeks destruction.

The Emphasized Bible

A lover of transgression, is one who loveth strife, he that heighteneth his door, seeketh grievous harm.

Webster

He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.

World English Bible

He who loves disobedience loves strife. One who builds a high gate seeks destruction.

Youngs Literal Translation

Whoso is loving transgression is loving debate, Whoso is making high his entrance is seeking destruction.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
He loveth
אהב אהב 
'ahab 
Usage: 212

פּשׁע 
Pesha` 
Usage: 93

אהב אהב 
'ahab 
Usage: 212

מצּה 
Matstsah 
Usage: 3

and he that exalteth
גּבהּ 
Gabahh 
Usage: 34

פּתח 
Pethach 
Usage: 164

References

American

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

18 A man lacking in sense pledges And becomes guarantor in the presence of his neighbor. 19 He who loves transgression loves strife; He who raises his door seeks destruction. 20 He who has a crooked mind finds no good, And he who is perverted in his language falls into evil.



Cross References

Proverbs 16:18

Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before stumbling.

1 Samuel 25:36-38

Then Abigail came to Nabal, and behold, he was holding a feast in his house, like the feast of a king And Nabal's heart was merry within him, for he was very drunk; so she did not tell him anything at all until the morning light.

2 Samuel 15:1

Now it came about after this that Absalom provided for himself a chariot and horses and fifty men as runners before him.

1 Kings 1:5

Now Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, "I will be king " So he prepared for himself chariots and horsemen with fifty men to run before him.

Proverbs 17:14

The beginning of strife is like letting out water, So abandon the quarrel before it breaks out.

Proverbs 18:12

Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, But humility goes before honor.

Proverbs 24:27

Prepare your work outside And make it ready for yourself in the field; Afterwards, then, build your house.

Proverbs 29:9

When a wise man has a controversy with a foolish man, The foolish man either rages or laughs, and there is no rest.

Proverbs 29:22-23

An angry man stirs up strife, And a hot-tempered man abounds in transgression.

Jeremiah 22:13-15

"Woe to him who builds his house without righteousness And his upper rooms without justice, Who uses his neighbor's services without pay And does not give him his wages,

Daniel 4:20-21

'The tree that you saw, which became large and grew strong, whose height reached to the sky and was visible to all the earth

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I am afraid that perhaps when I come I may find you to be not what I wish and may be found by you to be not what you wish; that perhaps there will be strife, jealousy, angry tempers, disputes, slanders, gossip, arrogance, disturbances;

James 1:20

for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.

James 3:14-16

But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth.

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